Tuesday, August 26, 2008

To Summer's End-Coquilles Marines

While on vacation I spent a considerable amount of time relaxing and sketching, which I don't do very often. I don't consider myself a classically trained artist so drawing and sketching are something I have to work at. However, I don't mind when there is ocean waves lulling, the smell of salt and sand in the air, warm sun and cool winds tangling my hair... Ahhhh La Mer! I'm on vacation.

I just got back from our annual summer vacation to Cannon Beach Oregon, such a beautiful place, filled with charm, beauty, lots of artwork and sand! There was all kinds of ocean inspiration about us. I just had to sketch something. Usally I sketch and journal vinettes of our daily outings and family time. This year I did something a bit different...

Here are my sketches in my art journal, not bad. My younger daughter bought some watercolor paints with her spending money and we spent a couple days painting and sketching the shells we purchased locally. I have wished that I could find the kind of shells I sketched but I am afraid that would be an international adventure all its own, hmmmm maybe someday.

3 comments:

Karen Owen said...

Lovely photos! You make me want to go back to the beach.

Cottage Flair said...

Your sketches are lovely. And the rose items below are really beautiful.
jennifer

Laura said...

What beautiful reminders of a special vacation! Gorgeous photos, too!